K-State baseball earns first trip to NCAA Super Regional

Kansas State pitcher Jake Matthys celebrates with catcher Blair Debord after the final pitch in the win over Arkansas in an NCAA baseball regional game in Manhattan, Kan., Sunday, June 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Tuttle)
Kansas State pitcher Jake Matthys celebrates with catcher Blair Debord after the final pitch in the win over Arkansas in an NCAA baseball regional game in Manhattan, Kan., Sunday, June 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Tuttle)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Kansas State won its first NCAA regional title in school history, scoring two runs on a pair of wild pitches in the same at-bat to edge Arkansas 4-3 on Sunday night.

Arkansas pitcher Jalen Beeks threw a wild pitch on the second pitch of an attempted intentional walk to Kansas State’s Jared King in the seventh inning, allowing Ross Kivett to score from third. Two pitches later, on ball four, Beeks’ second wild pitch brought in Tanner Witt from third and gave the Wildcats (44-17) the lead.

The Razorbacks (39-22) led 3-0 after the first inning, using a two-run single from Brian Anderson and an RBI hit from Matt Vinson to score the runs.

K-State scored two runs in fourth inning on an RBI single and a sac fly.

Gerardo Esquivel (2-2) earned the win for the Wildcats, while Michael Gunn (1-1) was charged with the loss.

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